Occasionally, ISA administrators need to perform specific advanced administrative actions, such as renaming an ISA Server within the console and administering multiple ISA Servers at the same times. These techniques are important to understand, even if just at the conceptual level.
Renaming an ISA Server in the Console
An ISA Server cannot be renamed unless the server itself is reinstalled, which can cause problems in certain circumstances when the name of the server is required to change, either through corporate mergers or other restructuring. Fortunately, the name can be changed in the console if necessary, through the following procedure:
Administering Multiple ISA Servers
The ISA Server Console is capable of administering multiple ISA Servers in an environment easily. Those servers only need to be added directly into the console. The only consideration in these circumstances is that the user account used to access each of the ISA servers ideally should be identical. If not, the administrator is required to authenticate each individual user when the server itself is accessed. To add an additional ISA Server to the console, do the following: